ROCKWALL, TX (June 4, 2021) Highland Meadows Health & Rehab, Rockwall’s premier skilled nursing and long term care facility, is excited to announce that they are now in-network with all United Health Care plans including UHC Commercial, AARP, Secure Horizons, Wellmed, Silverback, and UHC Medicare Advantage. This is in addition accepting Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, private insurance, Humana PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Baylor, Scott & White and WellMed.

“This is really good news because it makes Highland Meadows even more accessible to families and their loved ones in our community,” said Highland Meadows Owner/Administrator Gracen Hawley, LNFA, M.A., CCC-SLP. “This means we are able to provide even more patients with the quality care and personalized attention they deserve.”

Highland Meadows, located at 1870 S. John King Blvd., is a 120-bed, privately owned and operated facility serving long-term residents and short-term rehab patients. They are committed to healing, helping, and improving quality of life for those in their care by focusing on patients’ physical, spiritual and emotional well-being.

Strikingly beautiful, immaculate and spacious, the state-of-the-art facility provides skilled nursing and comprehensive rehabilitation programs including inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, Fast Track Ortho, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, IV therapy, and a myriad of other services as needed. Their professional, licensed care team specializes in stroke recovery, orthopedics, wound care management, pain management, post-surgical rehab, and Diabetes. A physician makes rounds seven days a week, and their Medical Director, Dr. Tony Bui, is a licensed, board-certified Physiatrist who offices onsite Monday through Friday. Highland Meadows also has its own in-house lab, dramatically decreasing the time it takes to draw and process state lab results.

“Ultimately this allows to give better care, and drastically reduces our return-to-hospital rates,” explained Gracen. “It is a space that no other nursing facility in the area has ventured into.”

There’s a large, fully equipped gym and a dedicated room that serves as a simulated home environment, complete with kitchen appliances, washer and dryer – for functional therapy.

“This helps ensure each patient achieves the best possible outcome in the shortest period of time, combined with the individual care, guidance and support they deserve,” Gracen said. “The average stay for most of our rehab patients is 17 days, far below the national average.”

Members of the physical therapy are employed by Highland Meadows – not contracted – another distinction that sets this facility apart from others.

Highland Meadows also recently introduced new members of its professional care team, including Dr. John Paul Benavides, DO, who specializes in pain management; Dr. Claire Brenner, MD, board certified Infectious Disease Specialist; Dr. Yousef Abou-kayya, MD, board certified in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine; as well as Hiruy Berta, RN, BSN, who serves as our Director of Nursing.

Inside Highland Meadows you’ll find fully furnished living suites, spacious private and semi-private rooms with flat screen TVs and internet access, clean and luxurious restrooms, a community dining hall with chef-prepared meals and specialized menus, activity areas, a beauty salon and barber – all situated on gorgeous grounds in Rockwall.

Monthly activities like Bingo, Bible study, choir, worship services, group exercise, men’s group, dance parties and ice cream socials help keep residents engaged. Transportation services are provided to ensure patients can get to their follow-up doctor appointments.

To learn more about Highland Meadows, call 972-722-7408 or visit their website at Follow all of their activities and events on Facebook and Instagram.